Place of birth
Date of death
2008 (Aged 33, player's choice)
Alright, alright already. Brett was just trying to be friendly." ―Joseph Kaplan.
Joseph Kaplan is a minor character in .
Grand Theft Auto IV
Joseph is a Czech immigrant who lives in
Hove Beach, Broker.
He is a known associate of
Mikhail Faustin and other Russian criminals in the area. Although he has only one conviction (in 2003 for sexual assault) he is suspected by police of running a prostitution ring in a Hove Beach Sex Shop and also making low budget pornographic movies in its basement. Several young women have filed reports against Kaplan, including prostitute Marnie Allen, claiming that they were conned into appearing in his films.
Kaplan is seen in the mission
Do You Have Protection? in which Niko Bellic shoots his employee Brett as a warning for not paying Faustin a cut of his profits from the movies he makes and he is knocked out cold with a hit to the head with a gun by Dimitri Rascalov.
LCPD Database Record
First Name: Joseph
Place of Birth: Czech Republic
Known Associate of Mikhail Faustin and Russian Organized Crime in Hove Beach.
Suspected of running a prostitution ring from a Hove Beach sex shop.
Believed to be involved in making low budget pornographic movies from his basement.
Several young women have filed complaints about him, including prostitute Marnie Allen, claiming they were conned into appearing in pornographic movies.
Joseph can be killed in "Do You Have Protection" but only after Dimitri knocks him out with his gun, otherwise the mission will fail.
There is a random character model of Joseph Kaplan that can be found in Middle Park East.